Last week I met Dan and Linda from Ontario Canada. They were in for a convention at McCormick Place Convention Center. They had been here for about 3 nights and had two more nights to stay. I asked them how they were getting to McCormick Place everyday. A lot of guests are concerned about this as were not downtown with all the “Convention Hotels”
They said they walk two blocks and get on the Metra Train and pay $2.25 one way and the train is about an 8 minute ride and they arrive in the basement of McCormick Place and they just go up the stairs and their in the middle of the McCormick Place on the first floor right at the show entrance. They even said the show management gave them free passes for the train for a couple of days. I thought that was fantastic and to be honest alot of our guests take the train because its fun and maybe the family has never been on a train so its a new experience. Compared to a cab which can cost $10.00 – $15.00 one way, its a great savings. Whats even better is the train will also continue on and take you to Grant Park and the museum campus and all the attractions they have to offer and of course downtown itself. Many families take the train all the way down to Randolf Street and then walk over to Navy Pier or Michigan Ave or the Chicago Art Institute.
So saving money on transportation, saving money on great hotel rates and the convenience of getting to McCormick Place and downtown still makes the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel a great place to stay and enjoy all of Chicago. I look forward to meeting you!